Stories of British surfers shared at innovative exhibition

February 25, 2014 | Surfing
The First Wave: 100 years of surfing in Britain

The Museum of British Surfing will open a new exhibition telling the history of surfers from all corners of the British Isles. "The First Wave" runs from March 22nd, 2014 to January 4th, 2015.

Peter Robinson and the team behind the Museum of British Surfing have interviewed more than 100 British surfers. The exhibition includes rare film clips from pre-World War surfers like Pip Staffieri (1930s) and Harry Rochlin (1920s).

"Share the stoke and salty tales from a life in the sea from the UK's surfing pioneers. This display brings our surfing heritage to life," says Peter Robinson, founder of the Museum of British Surfing.

You will be able to browse through the interviews on special touch screen units. Also, it will be showcased a new short British surfing history film produced by the makers of "The Endless Winter".

A high-quality selection of UK-made vintage surfboards and memorabilia will be available for you to get up close and personal with. uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.